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Galileo and the Enigma of -ic/-ical Adjective Pairs: New Techniques to Meet Old Challenges

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Galileo and the Enigma of -ic/-ical Adjective Pairs : New Techniques to Meet Old Challenges. / Lidong, Ma; Tarp, Sven.

I: Hermes, Bind 60, 2020, s. 209-239.

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Lidong M, Tarp S. Galileo and the Enigma of -ic/-ical Adjective Pairs: New Techniques to Meet Old Challenges. Hermes. 2020;60:209-239. doi: 10.7146/hjlcb.v60i0.121320

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